Do you believe agriculture is part of the solution to solving many of today’s challenges, not the problem?
Do you agree that the worlds farmers, regardless of type or size, have practical expertise, experience, and perspective that provides important information necessary to dispel myths surrounding modern agriculture and inform science-based policies that are created a long way from the field?
Do you know a farmer who embraces technology and the application of science within agriculture, understanding the value it brings in meeting the challenges of food security driven by a growing population and climate change?
Is that farmer you?
The Global Farmer Network is developing agricultural leaders around the world.
To nominate a farmer or yourself for consideration to be invited to be a member of the Global Farmer Network, please follow the link here.
Before nominating yourself or a farmer you know, see the webpage What is the Global Farmer Roundtable? This will give a better understanding of who makes a good candidate for the Roundtable and to be a member of the Global Farmer Network. The webpages on Past Roundtables and the Kleckner Award will also be of interest. The social media accounts should be too – look at GFN on Facebook and also on Twitter with @GlobalFarmerNet and then @World_Farmers where GFN members take turns hosting the handle for a few weeks at a time.
Online nominations are much preferred and very strongly recommended, but we understand at times that may not be possible for everyone. Here are the alternative methods:
- Mail / Post – If you need to send the nomination via mail or post, please include all the information asked for below, you may include a photo and short biography, but it is not required for submission. Send to “Global Farmer Network, Attn: GFR Nomination, 309 Court Ave, Ste 214, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, United States”.
- Email – If you need to send the nomination via email, either by text in the email or on a Word Document or PDF, please include all the information asked for below; you may include a photo and short biography, but it is not required for submission. In the subject line, please include “Global Farmer Roundtable Nomination” and then the country and name of the farmer being nominated. Please email it to [email protected]
Before starting a nomination: Please look over the questions and then have all the necessary information available to complete and submit the nomination. “Instructions” are provided for some of the questions and can be viewed by hovering the cursor over the field. Once started, the form must be filled in and submitted. Do not refresh the page once started as the information that has been input will be lost, and the page cannot be saved and completed later. Partial submissions cannot be accepted. While the nomination may be completed on a mobile or smart-phone, it is most easily done so on a computer and that is the suggested method.
Confirmation when submitted: After a submission is made (1) you will see an acknowledgment message on the webpage indicating the nomination has been made, and (2) the nominee will receive an emailed copy of the submission acknowledging they have been nominated to the GFR.
Note about attachments (picture/biography) – if a nomination is already submitted but you did not or forgot to include, or had an internet or file size problem with including/attaching a photo or biography, but wish to have included with the nomination, please send via email to [email protected] —please include the name of the farmer nominated and country in the subject line.
If you encounter any other problems with the online nomination form or have questions, email us at [email protected]
IMPORTANT – please include the name of the farmer nominated and country in the email subject line for all email communication regarding a nomination/submission.